Many Republican toadies like to say that all the Clinton administration defense cuts occurred in Bubba's first two years, before Newt Gingrich became Speaker of the House.
Let's see what Newt says about his National Security concerns in his 1994 'Contract with America', as seen below.
"The National Security Restoration Act"
"An act to prevent U.S. troops from serving under United Nations command unless the president determines it is necessary for the purposes of national security, to cut U.S. payments for UN peacekeeping operations."
Newt Gingrich and the Republican-controlled Congress passed the Base Realignment and Closure (or BRAC) Act in November of 1995.